Englund says he particularly likes a script that would serve as a Freddy prequel. "It takes a look at the crimes that caused the townspeople to burn Freddy alive in the first place. It intrigues me because I'm fascinated by the lives and motivations of serial killers.
"Plus, I'd get to do the Freddy movie without the makeup," he says. As for the vast popularity of the series, he says things never got weirder than on a trip two years ago to Russia. "Back then the Russians were really into using Valium. There was a pill container with Freddy's picture on it. In Russian it said: 'Take one and he'll visit you.'"
A Nightmare on Elm Street was released November 16th, 1984 and stars John Saxon, Ronee Blakley, Heather Langenkamp, Amanda Wyss, Jsu Garcia, Johnny Depp, Charles Fleischer, Joseph Whipp. The film is directed by Wes Craven.